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PM still argues for Syria action

David Cameron has said he will continue to argue for a "robust response" to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons even though British military action had been ruled out after MPs voted against the principle of intervention.

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US 'values special relationship' with the UK

The United States "values the special relationship" with the United Kingdom, the White House said in a statement.

The president spoke with Prime Minister Cameron today as part of their continuing consultations on the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons on August 21, which they agree is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.

As always, the United States values the special relationship with the United Kingdom, a close ally and friend.

The president and Prime Minister agreed to continue to consult closely on Syria and the broad range of security challenges that our two countries face together.

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